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hello. >> amanda. >> yeah, grandma. >> how are you? reunited. three women held inside a cleveland home for years reunited with family while details emerge about the time spent in captivity. testimony in the terror the white house wages for potentially damaging testimony regarding the terror attack in benghazi, libya. an official is expected to tell lawmakers not enough was done to stop the deadly assault. and diamond danger. major league baseball players and fans are left shaken when a pitcher is struck in the head by a line drive. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 8th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
well, the three cleveland women who were rescued after being held captive for a decade have been reunited with their families. police say amanda berry, gina dejesus, and michele knight are in good physical shape. they're being questioned by a special fbi interrogation team. three brothers are in custody including ariel castro who owned the house where the women were held. they are expected to be formally charged today. cleveland police visited the house at least twice, and this morning they are facing questions about their handling of the case. vinita nair is in cleveland this morning. good morning, vinita. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. we're also learning more about what transpired. in the home on see moymour stre. the details are gruesome. one woman said she was pregnant numerous times and beaten so she would lose the pregnancy. one of the rooms in the home had chains hanging from the ceiling.
amanda berry, gina dejesus, and michele knight, the three women held captive for more than a decade, are now at an undisclosed location recuperating and spending time with their families. >> amanda. >> yeah, grandma. >> how are you? >> reporter: amanda berry's grandmother cried tears of joy as the two spoke for the first time in ten years. it was a moment she thought they would never have. >> i thought you were gone. >> nope. i'm here. >> reporter: the fbi has a group of specially training talking with the family. >> much of what we're going to be doing over the next several days is going to be know cussing on them. how can we in law enforcement help speed the healing and the recovery process and treat them with the dignity and the respect that they deserve. >> reporter: at the crime scene forensic specialists pored over every inch of the home. 52-year-old ariel lured all
the middle brother arrested in the case, lured all three women into a trap. according to a reporter ed gal lek, castro tricked amanda berry to get in his car while she walked home from her job at burger king. he approached dejesus, a friend of his daughters and came back without her. michele knit was the first girl abducted when she was picked up in the same neighborhood when she was abducted back in 2002. police are also reexamining another missing person's case, that of ashley summers who was just 14 years old when she was abducted around the same neighborhood around the same time frame, but, anne-marie, police are not saying whether her disappearance is connected to the other three women. back to you. >> vinita nair in cleveland. thank you, vinita. well, other kidnapping survivors are speaking out. jaycee dugard was is just 11
when she was kidnapped and held for 18 years. she urged people not to give up on missing children. earlier she said the women in cleveland need a chance to heal and reconnect with the world. congressional republicans have been demanding accountability from the obama administration about last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, and those calls may grow louder as testimony begins on capitol hill. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> anne-marie, good morning. three state department officials are scheduled to testify today before the house oversight committee. one of them is gregory hicks. he was deputy ambassador at the time of the attacks. he's expected to tell lawmakers not enough was done to stop these terrorist attacks that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. hicks, a 22-year veteran of the state department, told criminal investigators that while the assault on the consulate was occurring, he asked defense officials to zramable a fighter or two over benghazi to scare
the insurgents away. the answer, he said, was it's too far away, there is nothing. hicks also said a special forces unit in tripoli was ready to go but was told to stand down. house oversight committee chairman darrell issa. >> this is one of the most disturbing parts of gregory hicks' testimony is that assets were available, they were military in nature, they were best trained, best equipped, and most likely made to save lives, and they were taken off the plane. >> reporter: obama officials say no military resources would have made it in time. the september 11th attack has led to a politically charged debate in washington. in the days after u.n. ambassador susan rice appeared on "face the nation" and said the attack grew out of an anti-american protest. >> what our assessment is of the prnt is that, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a
reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo. >> reporter: the white house later acknowledged the attack was carried out by terrorists. some republicans say the administration has covered up facts and misled the public about benghazi. this despite a report finding fault with the state department's security posture at the consulate. on tuesday, president obama's nominee to replace chris stevens as ambassador to libya deborah kay jones was on capitol hill. she told lawmakers she would make sure security is tightened at u.s. missions in libya. >> an ambassador doesn't wake up without considering security. that just goes part and parcel with the job. >> now, some democrats contend republicans are trying to get something to stick to president obama. they point to that state department review and other hearings and briefings held by republicans on capitol hill.
anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well, james holmes, the man charged in the deadly colorado shooting wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. holmes' lawyers initially refused to enter an insanity plea because they feared it would undermine the death penalty. holmes is charges with more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder. the judge must approve the new plea. he's due in court month. mark sanford is back in the public office. sanford won back his old congressional seat in a special election yesterday. he easily beat democrat elizabeth colbert-busch. four years ago sanford's final term came to an end shortly after an extramarital affair became public. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a new milestone for the dow, and a spending slowdown. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, anne-marie. well, wall street joined in on the global rally fueled by a better than expected jobs report here at home and encouraging economic news in europe. for the first time ever the dow
closed above 15,000 points after rising half a percent. a year and a half later it's up 15%. the dow closed up 87 points yesterday while the nasdaq gained almost 4 points. asian markets got a lift from wall street and strong trade data from china. tokyo's nikkei added three-quarters of a percent while hong kong's hang sing rose about 1%. not all economic news is positive. federal reserve says we're slowing our spending. credit credit purchased increased by the smallest. if you're an hourly worker who sometimes gets paid overtime, a bill in washington would give you a second option. senators are expected to vote on the proposal this week allowing the choice of paid time off. democrats, labor unions, and worker advocacy groups oppose it by saying it helps businesses to
avoid paying overtime. employers are posting fewer "help wanted" signs. the u.s. labor department says new job openings fell 1.4% in february. there's about three unemployed people for every job that's available. and the hero in the rescue of the three women held captive in ohio is neighbor charles ramsey. he shot to internet stardom thanks to his lively interview with local tv reporters and his affinity for fast food. >> i went to mcdonald's, i was eating at mcdonald's, i hear some girl screaming. >> not only did he mention mcdonald's in that television report, but he also noted the fast food chain when he called 911. now mcdonald's says they may be thanking him. the burger chain tweeted saying we salute the courage of the ohio kidnap victims and respect their privacy. way to go, charles ramsey. we'll be in touch. >> he certainly deserves a
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a volcano in a volcano in the philippines rumbles to life, spanning six foot and a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. the explosion sent massive boulders through the air that fell on a group of 30 hikers. five of them were killed including three germans and their filipino guide. eight people were injured. and a cargo ship slammed into it. it was heading out when its motors jammed.
the 784-foot-long vessel lost steering. it collided with the control tower knocking it to a 45-degree angle. a half dozen people are still missing. well, the air force officer in charge of the sexual assault prevention program now faces charges for allegedly groping a woman in a parking lot. in a just released pentagon report shows a sexual assault in the military are a growing epidemic. the estimated amount of sexual a assault of servicemen and servicewomen have increased in the military are a growing epidemic. the estimated amount in creased from 19,300 in 2010 to 26,000 last year. danielle nottingham has more. >> police in arlington, virginia, arrested jeffrey krusinski after groping a woman
in a park lot. he was in charge of the special sexual assault and response unit. >> we're all enraged and troubled over these troubling allegations. >> reporter: here on capitol hill the pentagon is seeing a troubling trend. they sear showing sexual assaults in the military on the rise with as many as 26,000 claims last year alone. the vast majority of those go unreported. senators patty murray and kelly ayotte have introduced legislation to try and help the victims. >> we do our military and our servicemembers little good if we ignore this problem. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel has ordered a series of changes to clean up the military culture. >> we're all going to be held accountable at every level of command. >> reporter: the commander in chief says he has no tell reason for sexual assaults in the military. >> we have to do everything we can to root this out. >> reporter: the president said he spoke with haig toll make sure the perpetrators of sexual
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yesterday. in the second inning happ was struck in the head by a line drive after delivering a pitch to rays' jennings. the ball was hit so hard it went halfway down the right field line. fans and players of both teams looked on for eight minutes while happ was given medical attention. he was taken off the field on the stretcher. to be alert, they ended up winning the game. white sox playing a strange game in new york. during the ceremonial pitch it sails over the catcher's head and smashes a window behind home plate. mets starter matt harvey dealing with a bloody nose. he was dominant though. he takes a perfect game into the seventh inning and goes the full nine without allowing a run. unfortunately his team didn't score either, so with the game tied at zero in the tenth, new york's mike baxter drives in the winning run. mets win, 1-0. and the second round of nba playoffs continue tuesday night. kenneth durant getting things going for oklahoma city.
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new jersey governor chris christie confirmed he had surgery to help him lose weight. in february a surgeon placed a band around christie's stomach to limit how much food he can eat. christie said he did it for his family and not to help a possible run for the white house. >> i turned 50 years old and it made me think. you know, i got confronted with, you know, your own, you know, mortality as you start to age, and so from my perspective, you know, this is about mary pat and the kids and me. it's really not about anybody else. >> christie has never revealed how much he weighs. he does say he has struggled with his weight throughout his adult life. and colombian police have caught three women with a back habit. they say the women were dressed add nuns to smuggle cocaine from colombia. each had four pounds of cocaine strapped to their legs.
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when a georgia man lost his job during the recession, he lost nearly everything, but he came up with plan to rebuild, and as mark strassmann reports, he helps others rebuild their lives. >> you're going to run one down the center. >> reporter: brian preston started the leiman furniture company in georgia with one employee and no money. he lost his business in 2012 when the market crashed and he lost 12 employees. >> it had got son glad we were actually having yard sales to make ends meet and we had a newborn on the way. >> reporter: relatives had taken in his family when he had an idea for a new business. make furniture out of reclaimed wood like dismantled barns and shipping pallets.
he needed skilled craftsmen and found three of them living here in the woods behind a shopping center. >> what we found is that there's a whole community of guys, homeless people living together, and most were in the housing market also. framers and trimmers just like me. i guess that's why i was so attached to these guys because i was so close to being out there with them. >> reporter: that's how preston found his first hire, carpenter t.c. curtis. when curtis lost his job in florida, he walked 500 miles to georgia looking for work. >> i swore i would never come back. >> reporter: he took us to the wood where he lived in a tent for ten months. >> do you remember the day you lived here for good? >> yeah. it took me four trips to get my stuff out of here. >> reporter: four trips. >> yeah. >> reporter: curtis can now rent a room at this boarding house and open a checking count for the first time in a 15 years.
have you run into people like yourself? >> yes. >> what do they all say? >> there's no hope. >> t.c. just needed some tools, and t.c. just needed a chance. >> reporter: the company is on pace to do a half million dollars in sale this year using reclaimed wood to rebuild lives. mark strassmann, cbs news, douglasville, georgia. and, finally, los angeles outfielder matt kemp is getting headlines for what he did outside the playing field, just outsi outside the lines, in fact. after a game last week he paid a visit to a young man who is battling cancer. he expected just a greeting. instead he handed over his hat,
jersey, and even his cleats. later he said he hope he made the boy's day. i bet he did. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on mark sanford's victory last night. we'll speak with sanford. plus a look into one of the biggest nursing home chains in the country and allegations of unnecessary tests and treatments. and we'll speak with the ceo of coca-cola, muhtar kent. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> i like it! in the big seat! around the area, low clouds and fog onshore, seeing drizzle at the coastline so the roads are damp there. otherwise, we have some changes coming up in the weather. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we'll be closely watching the golden gate bridge this morning after that emergency repair work partially closed one southbound lane. right now, we have one lane open in each direction of northbound and southbound 101 as you cross the deck. they are working to repair what they broke yesterday. so right now everything is back to normal and we expect all lanes to open by 5:00 to 6:00 this morning. >> that's good. that caused a lot of commuting headaches last night. thank you. new this morning, firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at a popular bakery and restaurant in oakland. crews got the call about the flames at the merritt bakery on east 18th street and second avenue around 2:45. it was brought under control in less than an hour. no word on the cause or the extent of the dabbling. the merritt bakery has been a staple in th